Between noon Monday and Tuesday morning, someone stole a trap net that was in use on Lake Mitchell by state Highway 37 between Kibbee Park and the spillway.
The net is black, approximately 15 feet long with a 15-foot shore line attached. The frame of the net consists of three round, tubular-shaped metal hoops that are approximately 4 feet in diameter and two tubular, metal, rectangular-shaped pieces that are approximately 4- by-6 feet in size. Netting was placed on the outside of these frame pieces. The net was deployed by the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks. Estimated value of a trap net is $600.
This net is illegal for individuals to use.
The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks is offering a $250 reward for information provided to Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest in this incident. This reward is offered in addition to a $250 reward offered by Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers. A total of $500 is offered for information provided to Mitchell Area Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest in this incident.
Anyone with information relating to this incident or other suspicious activity in this area at this time is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 996-1700. There are no caller IDs attached to this phone line.
To send a crime tip via text message, text “MITCS” plus a message to 274637. Upon receipt of a tipster’s first incoming message, the system will auto-reply with a confirmation containing the tipster’s unique tip ID. Anonymous two-way communication can then occur between the tipster and investigators. Tips can also be reported at www.mitchellcrimestoppers.org .
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